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List of Business Awards in MENA Middle East North Africa

This is the world’s best list of MENA Business Awards. It includes all the most credible business awards open to entry in the Middle East and North Africa. Here you can find information to help you enter The Gulf Business Awards, The MENA Search Awards, The MENA Insurance Awards, MENA Cristal Festival, Effie MENA Awards, MENA CFO Awards, Global Investor/ISF Middle East Awards, PRCA MENA Awards and The Gulf Customer Experience Awards among many others.
Also visit our Middle East Business Awards and EMEA Business Awards pages for other awards you may wish to enter, or read our Guide to Entering MENA Business Awards article.

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Please note: the “~” symbol means that the date is based on the previous year’s awards programme or is an estimate based on the information available.
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Award nameDeadline DateAwarding DateIndustryRegion
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Smart Government 19th Jan 19th Feb Public Sector Middle East
Middle East Stevie® Award 20th Jan 27th Mar Business MENA
Middle East Stevie® Award 20th Jan 27th Mar Business Middle East
What's On Awards Dubai 31st Jan ~15th Mar Hospitality Sport & Leisure Middle East
What's On Awards Abu Dhabi 31st Jan ~15th Mar Hospitality Sport & Leisure Middle East
BBC Good Food Middle East Awards 1st Feb 24th Feb Retail & Consumer Goods Middle East
The Middle East Young Employee and Future Leaders Excellence Awards ~2nd Feb ~16th Jan Business Leaders Middle East
Dubai Lynx Awards 3rd Feb 10th Mar Marketing PR Events & Advertising Middle East
Logistics Middle East Awards 4th Feb 16th Mar Supply Chain Middle East
Sharjah Government Communications Award ~9th Feb ~5th Mar Public Sector Middle East
The Seamless Awards ~10th Feb 29th Sep Financial Services MENA
IDC Smart City Middle East Awards ~14th Feb ~2nd May Business Middle East
Digital Studio Awards ~22nd Feb ~3rd Jun Journalism Publishing & Media Middle East
Middle East Women Leaders Excellence Awards 26th Feb 9th Mar Business Leaders Middle East
Middle East M&A Awards ~26th Feb ~10th Apr Financial Services MENA
Forbes Middle East Travel and Hospitality Awards ~28th Feb ~18th Apr Travel & Tourism Middle East
Channel Middle East Awards ~28th Feb ~23rd Apr IT & Telecommunications Middle East
The MENA Digital Awards ~28th Feb ~4th Mar Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
IDC Digital Excellence Awards ~28th Feb ~26th Feb IT & Telecommunications Middle East
TahawulTech.com GovTech Innovation Awards ~1st Mar ~2nd Nov IT & Telecommunications Middle East
Middle East Legal Awards 4th Mar 10th Jun Legal Services Middle East
eGovernment Excellence Award ~6th Mar ~4th Oct IT & Telecommunications Middle East
TahawulTech.com’s CISO 50 Awards ~9th Mar 24th Nov IT & Telecommunications Middle East
Middle East Special Event MESE Awards ~10th Mar ~17th Jun Marketing PR Events & Advertising Middle East
Transform Awards MEA
From big global agencies to small local work, the awards recognise excellence and reward innovation in branding.
11th Mar ~5th May Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
TahawulTech.com Future Network Awards ~14th Mar ~27th Mar IT & Telecommunications Middle East
International Federation of Landscape Architects AAPME ~15th Mar ~13th Aug Construction & Architecture MENA
MENA IR Insurance Awards ~20th Mar 27th Jan Financial Services MENA
Middle East Security Awards MESA ~25th Mar ~1st May IT & Telecommunications Middle East
International Property Awards (Dubai Africa & Arabia) 26th Mar ~7th Sep Construction & Architecture MENA
Reseller ME Partner Excellence Awards ~31st Mar ~14th Apr IT & Telecommunications Middle East
Middle East Smart Government and Smart Cities Excellence Awards ~31st Mar ~16th Apr Public Sector Middle East
TahawulTech.com Reseller Middle East Partner Excellence Awards ~31st Mar ~14th Apr IT & Telecommunications Middle East
The .Gov Awards ~5th Apr ~2nd May Public Sector Middle East
Gulf Capital SME Awards ~12th Apr ~9th Sep Business Middle East
Images RetailME Tech Awards ~20th Apr ~8th Jun Retail & Consumer Goods Middle East
The Insights Middle East Call Centre/CX Awards ~23rd Apr ~23rd Jun Customer Contact Middle East
The WARC Prize for MENA Strategy ~29th Apr ~10th Sep Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
AHEAD Awards MEA ~30th Apr ~9th Nov Hospitality Sport & Leisure MENA
GRABCSR Awards ~30th Apr 29th Nov Corporate Social Responsibility MENA
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award 30th Apr ~29th Jan Design & Innovation MENA
Daman Corporate Health and Wellness Awards ~31st May ~21st Oct HR & Training Middle East
World Travel Awards Middle East ~31st May ~25th Apr Travel & Tourism Middle East
Middle East CEO Excellence Awards ~31st May ~16th Jan Business Leaders Middle East
Gulf Business Awards ~15th Jun ~6th Nov Business MENA
HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Awards ~15th Jun ~3rd Nov Health & Social Care Middle East
Arabia CSR Awards ~30th Jun ~6th Oct Corporate Social Responsibility MENA
MRM Business Award ~30th Jun ~13th Nov Business Middle East
MEED Awards ~1st Jul 25th Nov Business Middle East
Middle East Energy Awards ~3rd Jul ~18th Sep Energy & Utilities Middle East
The Big 5 Impact Awards ~9th Jul 23rd Nov Construction & Architecture Middle East
The Big 5 Impact Awards ~9th Jul 23rd Nov Construction & Architecture MENA
TahawulTech.com Transformational Leadership Awards ~9th Jul ~20th Jul IT & Telecommunications Middle East
Citi MENA Fintech Challenge ~10th Jul ~10th Sep Financial Services MENA
Emirates Woman Woman of the Year Awards ~15th Jul ~15th Sep Business Leaders Middle East
Cresta Awards ~20th Jul ~26th Sep Marketing PR Events & Advertising Middle East
Cresta Awards ~20th Jul ~26th Sep Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
MEP Middle East Awards ~22nd Jul ~30th Sep Construction & Architecture Middle East
Lloyds List South Asia Middle East and Africa Awards ~23rd Jul ~4th Nov Transport & Logistics Middle East
AFP Pinnacle Awards ~24th Jul ~18th Oct Financial Services Middle East
The Hotelier Middle East Awards ~29th Jul ~21st Oct Hospitality Sport & Leisure Middle East
Wow Awards Middle East ~31st Jul ~15th Sep Marketing PR Events & Advertising Middle East
CEO Middle East Awards ~1st Aug ~22nd Sep Business Leaders Middle East
World Finance MENA Investment & Development Awards ~6th Aug ~10th Sep Financial Services MENA
The BCI Middle East Awards ~10th Aug ~15th Jun Business Middle East
ADIPEC Excellence in Energy Awards ~16th Aug ~11th Nov Energy & Utilities Middle East
The Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards 20th Aug 20th Sep Corporate Social Responsibility MENA
TahawulTech.com Future Security Awards ~22nd Aug 24th Nov IT & Telecommunications Middle East
Middle East Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards ~27th Aug ~29th Sep Retail & Consumer Goods MENA
MENA Green Building Awards ~29th Aug ~15th Oct Construction & Architecture MENA
Middle East Municipalities and Integrated and Sustainable Cities Excellence Awards ~30th Aug ~5th Sep Public Sector Middle East
Global Investor MENA Awards ~31st Aug ~6th Nov Financial Services MENA
Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature ~31st Aug ~6th Nov Hospitality Sport & Leisure Middle East
TahawulTech.com Future Enterprise Awards ~31st Aug ~27th Sep IT & Telecommunications Middle East
Telecoms World Awards ~31st Aug ~13th Oct IT & Telecommunications MENA
The Aviation Business Awards ~6th Sep ~9th Oct Transport & Logistics Middle East
Future Workplace Awards ~10th Sep ~17th Nov HR & Training Middle East
The ICAEW Middle East Accountancy & Finance Awards ~15th Sep ~27th Nov Financial Services Middle East
Arabian Business Startup Awards ~16th Sep ~29th Sep Business Middle East
Middle East Architect Awards ~18th Sep ~20th Nov Construction & Architecture Middle East
identity Design Awards ~19th Sep ~21st Oct Construction & Architecture Middle East
Gulf Real Estate Awards 24th Sep 2nd Nov Planning & Property Middle East
Dubai Quality Award ~30th Sep ~30th Oct Business Middle East
GCC GOV HR Awards ~30th Sep ~26th Oct HR & Training MENA
Transport & Logistics Middle East (TLME) Excellence Awards ~30th Sep 23rd Nov Transport & Logistics Middle East
The Bett MEA Awards ~2nd Oct 8th Dec Education Middle East
The Middle East Public Relations Association MEPRA Awards ~4th Oct 9th Dec Marketing PR Events & Advertising Middle East
MENA Search Awards ~8th Oct 3rd Dec Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
MENA Fund Manager Performance Awards ~10th Oct ~29th Jan Financial Services MENA
Arab Wheels Awards ~15th Oct ~13th Nov Transport & Logistics Middle East
PRCA MENA Digital Awards ~15th Oct 16th Dec Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
Big Project Middle East Awards ~24th Oct 24th Nov Construction & Architecture MENA
TahawulTech.com Hot 50 Awards ~31st Oct 7th Dec IT & Telecommunications Middle East
Middle East Business Leaders Awards ~1st Nov ~3rd Dec Business Leaders Middle East
CIPS Middle East Supply Management Awards 23rd Nov 9th Feb Supply Chain MENA
PRCA MENA Awards 26th Nov ~5th Feb Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
The IJGlobal Middle East Awards ~27th Nov ~13th Jul Financial Services Middle East
The SMARTIES MENA (Mobile Marketing Association MMA) 27th Nov ~14th Feb Marketing PR Events & Advertising MENA
CEO Today Middle East Awards 1st Dec ~15th Apr Business Leaders Middle East
EMEA Finance Middle East Banking Awards 8th Dec ~8th Jan Financial Services Middle East
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management 15th Dec ~15th Jan Business Middle East
Gulf Customer Experience Awards 17th Dec 16th Feb Customer Contact MENA
Arabian Business KSA Achievement Awards 18th Dec 31st Jan Business Middle East
Computer News Middle East CNME CIO 100 Awards 30th Dec 26th Jan IT & Telecommunications Middle East
TahawulTech.com CIO100 Awards 30th Dec 26th Jan IT & Telecommunications Middle East

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